The first conference of the Christian Academics
Network will take place on Saturday 1 December
2001, in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. Lecturers
and university staff from across the UK will be
meeting together for the first time in an effort
to map out the future of the Christian worldview
in the academy. This new venture is an initiative
of Agape UK (part of Campus Crusade for Christ
International) and is being co hosted with
Christians in Higher Education (affiliated to the
Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship).
This conference, The Resurrection of the
Evangelical Mind, will feature Alister McGrath
(University of Oxford) and Walter Bradley (CLM
staff) leading us as we consider:
Do Christian lecturers have the right to take their faith on campus and
into their disciplines?
This day conference offers lecturers the
opportunity to think about these questions and
many others, and gain a new vision for the part
each individual can play in bringing faith back to
What difference do Christian voices on campus make?
What is the appropriate role of Christianity in the university?
What is the role of the individual Christian lecturer?
How can Christian academics attempt to impact students, associates
and individual universities for Christ?
The aims of this conference are:
We want to look to God for wisdom on forging a
course ahead - to bring Him back to centre of
intellectual life in the UK.
- To bring academic staff together
- To encourage each other and to get the tools to reach out to those around us with the gospel in the context of academia
- To help us understand how we can bring our faith to our academic disciplines
- To grow in our conviction of the sufficiency and relevance of the Christian worldview to all of life and every discipline
- To address the issues of isolation, intimidation and lack of know-how
Professor of Historical
Theology, Oxford University
Previously Professor of
Texas A & M University
"The theme of this highly important conference is the strategic
role of service to God which professors have. The conference
promises to be a time of reflection, challenge and unique
fellowship for faculty. I ask you to join us there." Prof McGrath
More info, including travel directions, and a programme of the day etc, can
be found on
"We have a gospel to proclaim. We have to proclaim it not merely to
individuals in their personal and domestic lives... We have to proclaim
it as part of the continuing conversation which shapes public doctrine.
It must be heard in the conversation of economics, psychiatrists,
educators, scientists, and politicians."
Author of 'Truth to Tell: the Gospel as Public Truth', 1991
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